Dear friends of the Museum for Islamic Art,
we would like to cordially invite you to the fourth Tandem-Sofa on 16.06.2022 at 6:30 pm. This time, Tandis Tanavoli and Dr. Gisela Fock will take a seat on our virtual sofa. The online event will be held in English.
The focus will be on the sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, whose work "HEECH" has been on display at the Museum for Islamic Art (Pergamon Museum) since 2020.
Parviz Tanavoli is one of Iran’s most outstanding artists alive, whose work spans over six decades now. Venturing the popular aesthetics in his native country, he bridged European style modernism, U.S. Pop art, and many more inspirations into a uniquely modern as well as recognisably Iranian art form.
By some regarded as his most outstanding series Heech iconises an elegantly curved Nastaliq script in three dimensions. Since 1964 the Farsi word that translates as “nothingness” forms one of Tanavoli’s central occupations and he processed it in painting to sculpture, as an almost hidden inclusion into other works or as grand scale stand-alone script statues.
Sitting on the Tandem-Sofa will be Tandis Tanavoli, film producer and daughter of the artist, and Dr. Gisela Fock, who did her doctorate on Parviz Tanavoli and has been studying Iranian modernism for 25 years. Prof. Dr. Stefan Weber, Director of the Museum for Islamic Art, will speak about the "HEECH" in Berlin as an introduction, followed by an insight by Tanavoli and Fock into the works and its meanings.
Berlin meets Parviz Tanavoli
Tandis Tanavoli and Dr. Gisela Fock
16.06.2021 // 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Talk in English
Registration is not required. Feel free to share this event with your family and friends. Everyone is welcome!
With best regards Your Board,
Irene Fellmann Peter Heine Nadia Nagie Katja Şıdım Cornelia Weber Stefan Weber